[RML] Re: Rainbow Size Frustration -- Melanotaenia praecox

hank voss (aatetras at yahoo.com)
Tue, 06 Dec 2005 15:39:26 -0000

--- In r_m_l at yahoogroups.com, "Earl Blewett" <micro at e...> wrote:
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> Dear FishFolk,
>
> I have some locally bred M. praecox and they are about 2.5 - 3 "
if you
> count the tail. They aren't that old and recently removed the
spawning mop
>

Earl:
They are very good egg producers.When they first came on the
market {i got mine from Ger.}they were 1/4 in. lonh at 5.00 ea. They
were producing eggs, not many only a few at 1 in. You should se
young in about a wek depending when the eggs were laid. The young
will be right at water surface. They are very small They are easy to
see using a flashlight.I leave my mops in with the breders for about
a wk. then put then in hatching tank

Good luck Hank

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> From: r_m_l at yahoogroups.com [r_m_l at yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of hank
> voss
> Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 8:52 AM
> To: r_m_l at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [RML] Re: Rainbow Size Frustration -- Melanotaenia
praecox
>
>
> --- In r_m_l at yahoogroups.com, "parin_iceyfist"
<parin_iceyfist at y...>
> wrote:
> >
> >but
> >
> > Sorry, but what? M. praecox of 4 inches in size? That's more than
> > 10cm's! That is flipping huge! :O
>
>
> Hi:
> > Right now i am looking at my 70 gal. at 30 of my breeders
> (praecox)and most of the males are 3-3.5 in long.Thats counting
the
> tail which is part of the fish. I cant give an exact measurment
> because they wont stand still in front of the ruler.
> Now don"t forget these are my breeders ,well fed and many
> water changes. the average fish may not get to that size in the
> average tank
> As far as boes. 5-6 in. no problem you can get that size
> with very little effort.It may take 3-4 yrs. but it can be done.I
> did not mean to say that that they are all stunted but they have
not
> been fed right.Most breders try to get rid of stock as soon as
> poss.because feeding is a major expense.Maybe my strain of boes.
> took longer to color up i don"t know but thats y i stopped raising
> them.
>
> Regards Hank
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